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  •  Good approach (5+ / 0-)

    Your 2-3 interactions approach is a sensible one. I think what generally happens with meta that devolves into bad faith or really just shit attitudes is people wanna own their thought or refutation so badly they hammer it into a verbal cutlet.

    Have you ever considered expanding this 2-3 interactions theory into a diary? I think there lots of  newbies or just slightly shy folk who might enjoy having a strategy to use as a guide. Since we cannot just be pleasant to one another then many people might like to have a little shield against feeling burned when doing the meta/troll/difficult conversation dance.

    I also consider any kind of prior history I have when interacting, if I consistently never have a good exchange with somebody and by "good" I do not meet "we agree" just essentially non toxic when disagreement does happen, then I also just walk away. I don't care if I look like the "loser" in the argument because even if I am it only makes a difference online in that exchange, it isn't like being the winner in a DK swingfest is going to pay my mortgage down sooner or make my hair behave.

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